counter create hit A Taste of Fear: A Collection of Short Horror Stories - Download Free eBook
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

A Taste of Fear: A Collection of Short Horror Stories

Availability: Ready to download

On tonight’s menu, brought to you by Andrew Lennon. We have a collection of short stories, each tailored to give you A Taste of Fear. Something small to whet your appetite. For starters we have: Bite – A lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse Killing Christmas – A man who loses his mind over the festive season. Apartment 2B – A taxidermist who decides that it may be time t On tonight’s menu, brought to you by Andrew Lennon. We have a collection of short stories, each tailored to give you A Taste of Fear. Something small to whet your appetite. For starters we have: Bite – A lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse Killing Christmas – A man who loses his mind over the festive season. Apartment 2B – A taxidermist who decides that it may be time to make his wife, his art. On the main course we have: Hunger – A cellar dweller who is looking for something, or someone to feed on. Silent Scream – A group of campers who are soon to be hunted. Meet Victor – A children’s horror tale about a haunted house. Twins – Two sisters who invent a game, and they want people to play with. Lake – Two lovers who are trying to escape, but can they? Bad Day – The tale of a man who’s had too much. Eventually he will snap. For desserts we have: Bonus stories from Georgia Lennon. Dolls With Human Hair. Tomorrow Night. I am the monster in the dark. We hope you enjoy your meal and leave here with A Taste of Fear. Please, come back soon.


Compare
Ads Banner

On tonight’s menu, brought to you by Andrew Lennon. We have a collection of short stories, each tailored to give you A Taste of Fear. Something small to whet your appetite. For starters we have: Bite – A lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse Killing Christmas – A man who loses his mind over the festive season. Apartment 2B – A taxidermist who decides that it may be time t On tonight’s menu, brought to you by Andrew Lennon. We have a collection of short stories, each tailored to give you A Taste of Fear. Something small to whet your appetite. For starters we have: Bite – A lone survivor in a zombie apocalypse Killing Christmas – A man who loses his mind over the festive season. Apartment 2B – A taxidermist who decides that it may be time to make his wife, his art. On the main course we have: Hunger – A cellar dweller who is looking for something, or someone to feed on. Silent Scream – A group of campers who are soon to be hunted. Meet Victor – A children’s horror tale about a haunted house. Twins – Two sisters who invent a game, and they want people to play with. Lake – Two lovers who are trying to escape, but can they? Bad Day – The tale of a man who’s had too much. Eventually he will snap. For desserts we have: Bonus stories from Georgia Lennon. Dolls With Human Hair. Tomorrow Night. I am the monster in the dark. We hope you enjoy your meal and leave here with A Taste of Fear. Please, come back soon.

30 review for A Taste of Fear: A Collection of Short Horror Stories

  1. 5 out of 5

    Char

    A Taste of Fear is an above average collection written by Andrew Lennon, except for the last three pieces which were written by Andrew's young daughter, Georgia. The stories I enjoyed most were: Bite I always enjoy an a nice end of the world prepper story, and this one is a doozy! Apartment 2B is probably my favorite of the bunch. A butcher/taxidermist discovers his wife cheating on him. You just know what follows has to be bloody! Killing Christmas I understood the protagonist so well in A Taste of Fear is an above average collection written by Andrew Lennon, except for the last three pieces which were written by Andrew's young daughter, Georgia. The stories I enjoyed most were: Bite I always enjoy an a nice end of the world prepper story, and this one is a doozy! Apartment 2B is probably my favorite of the bunch. A butcher/taxidermist discovers his wife cheating on him. You just know what follows has to be bloody! Killing Christmas I understood the protagonist so well in this tale of the tiring commercialism that the holiday brings. I probably wouldn't go this far, but I sure have thought about it and I bet you have too. Silent Scream I admit to a fondness for tales set in the woods while camping. This one has a neat little twist to it that I very much enjoyed. I've been reading the work of Andrew Lennon for a couple of years now, and it is my belief that he is an author to watch. His writing continuously improves and I believe that this is his best endeavor yet. I'll be keeping an eye on you, Mr. Lennon. (You too, Georgia!) You can buy your copy here: A Taste of Fear: A Collection of Short Horror Stories *I was provided a free e-copy of this collection in exchange for my honest review. This is it.*

  2. 4 out of 5

    Latasha

    This one was a little graphic for me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Maxine (Booklover Catlady)

    It's SO hard I find to review collections of short stories, especially when it comes to giving the entire book a star rating. So I will do my best to describe my overall impressions and thoughts. I read this collection fairly quickly and have read other stories and works by Andrew Lennon so was keen what was to offer up on the plate that was this smorgasbord of shorts. I was somewhat conflicted as some stories I loved, some I liked and some I was very lukewarm on (hence the rating difficulty) bu It's SO hard I find to review collections of short stories, especially when it comes to giving the entire book a star rating. So I will do my best to describe my overall impressions and thoughts. I read this collection fairly quickly and have read other stories and works by Andrew Lennon so was keen what was to offer up on the plate that was this smorgasbord of shorts. I was somewhat conflicted as some stories I loved, some I liked and some I was very lukewarm on (hence the rating difficulty) but one thing stood out across a number of the stories and I respect Andrew hugely so they are hard review words to share... I found the endings on most of Andrew's stories too quick and at times too baffling. I would be right into the story, the characters, the writing then it would be like..oh, what happened? I would go back and re-read the ending again but things did not gel or get wrapped up with me like I would have liked. I think more impact, shock and depth could be imparted as the content beforehand is in place to build on. I am a horror fan and perhaps I am somewhat de-sensitised to what is scary and disturbing and what is not. A few of Andrew's stories really expressed that true horror content, I squirmed enough but then others I did not even find creepy yet alone scary. Was I expecting too much maybe? This is a hard review because of how mixed I was on each story! (I could break them down for you but indeed you may just love them all!) Now...in saying that I was introduced to the writing of Georgia Lennon and holy smokes Batman I was in another realm. Georgia is definitely a writer to be watched and is on my watch list for further works. Her contributed stories were so descriptive, sublimely worded, chilling and dark. It's not obvious in your face horror, but the creep factor is there and when you really take your time to absorb the story being told it's darn good stuff. Stunning! So, I loved Georgia's contributions, I loved some of Andrew's stories within this book, others like I said I was not enamoured with at all, so how to rate? A 3 star for me is that a book was liked by me but I would not necessarily recommend it to everyone. A 3.5 star from me is the same but I am likely to want to recommend it to more people and a 4 star from me is I really liked it and feel there are strengths there enough to recommend to readers of this genre. Some of the book sat at 3 stars, some 3.5 BUT I have pushed my rating up to a 4 overall because of those stand-out stories that really impressed me a lot. If all had been at this level this would have been an easy 5 star review. I do believe with all of my heart that if a book is classified is horror it needs to impact, be horrific in some way, scary, and much more and I do believe it's actually hard to write horror that can have that type of consistent impact but in recent years I have read enough of it to know it exists amongst both Indie and well-known authors. Again, this book gave me a mix of it all from a scare perspective. I would have LOVED to have been a beta reader on this collection to give some feedback. If you love a short story, don't bypass this one. The fear content in these would be plenty enough for those less thick-skinned than me and there are some real winners in here. Thanks so much to Andrew for sending me a copy of this collection to read and review, hugely appreciated. Thanks for reading my review! For more of my book reviews, plenty of awesome books to win, author interviews and features come over to join me for book fun at: https://www.facebook.com/BookloverCat... To follow me on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/promotethatbook To enquire about joining my reviewers team: http://goo.gl/forms/GWMOvlofZg Finally to enquire about my book publicity services: http://goo.gl/forms/eVwa2HFKnK

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rob Twinem

    I have only recently been introduced to the work of Andrew Lennon having read and enjoyed immensely Twisted Shorts. I was therefore hoping that A Taste of Fear would produce some of the same frightening and macabre tales to while away a few restless hours and create some sleepless nights.   These are chilling stories from the mind of a very original author which entrap you from the first page and refuse to let you go. The pace is unrelenting and the imagery although at times explicit, and possibl I have only recently been introduced to the work of Andrew Lennon having read and enjoyed immensely Twisted Shorts. I was therefore hoping that A Taste of Fear would produce some of the same frightening and macabre tales to while away a few restless hours and create some sleepless nights.   These are chilling stories from the mind of a very original author which entrap you from the first page and refuse to let you go. The pace is unrelenting and the imagery although at times explicit, and possibly disturbing, is also highly enjoyable and essential to the execution of these finely crafted tales.   A collection of short horror stories is an unusual and difficult exercise for an author to achieve. The action must be immediate, the stories not over complex but exciting enough to thrill and shock. My own particular favourites were; Apartment 2B where a taxidermist introduces his loving wife Emma to his part time butchery; Killing Christmas where our hero Jeff bemoans the excesses of the xmas stampede "It's only the beginning of November!" He shouted. "Shut the hell up"; Bad Day where Walter is having the day from hell, entombed in motorway traffic and running dangerously late for a meeting with his boss Brendan....something has to give"   With such unforgettable phrases as "The maggots of fear within me squirm to the surface yet cannot gnaw their way out" and a final brilliant sentence "I do not have schizophrenia. I am the monster in the dark"....I highly commend both the mind and the intellectual writing ability of this emerging author.  

  5. 5 out of 5

    christina cooper

    *Bite is probably my 2nd favorite tale of this collection. We are introduced to Aaron who had always been a bit of an unsocial butterfly but when the poop hits the fan in real life, his nerdiness pays off. This short was funny and entertaining while also having just enough spookiness to be a Lennon. Yay! Apartment 2B was an excellent short to re-read from Behind Closed Doors which was an instant favorite of mine. Ryan and his wife have marital issues but I wouldn’t have guessed how far this story *Bite is probably my 2nd favorite tale of this collection. We are introduced to Aaron who had always been a bit of an unsocial butterfly but when the poop hits the fan in real life, his nerdiness pays off. This short was funny and entertaining while also having just enough spookiness to be a Lennon. Yay! Apartment 2B was an excellent short to re-read from Behind Closed Doors which was an instant favorite of mine. Ryan and his wife have marital issues but I wouldn’t have guessed how far this story would go in sort of solving them. Shock value in this short is off the charts. Killing Christmas is another one I have already read, but it’s a treat to read again. Jeff is a bit of a scrooge, but who could blame him when Halloween just passed? Christmas is getting crammed down his throat 2 months early with television specials, cards from almost strangers and shops. Finally, bombarded with ‘Merry Christmases’ from strangers, Jeff is ready to crack. The horrible and wonderful finale comes when Jeff is late for work and must face his boss… Silent Scream is an epic short about a group of four who are on a camping trip. There is sexual tension, old friends, new friends, and possible romance on the agenda, but mother nature has different plans. Meet Victor was somehow heartwarming while also being creepy good. Little Chloe is dared to enter a house by her so-called friend. Chloe takes on the dare and throws it right back at her friend after meeting Victor and things will never be the same for any of these children. Twins is one of the creepiest tales ever. I used to be intrigued and interested in all the things twins claim to do, such as psychic bonds, but now I’m just letting them be and keeping my interest aimed at reading about twins. These two girls are a match for any psychopath, no spoilers, you have to read! Bad Day was a short many of us could relate to; stuck in traffic, situations that are out of our control, and mean bosses. One of those days where nothing goes right, then you realize it’s still only morning-UGH! Read this short for some anger release without ruining your own day. Dolls with human hair is my first time reading Georgia Lennon. I was pleased with the outcome, the writing is poetic yet very down to earth at the same time. This particular tale was quite sad and disturbed, so it was very entertaining. Tomorrow night was my pick for favorite from the entire collection. I ended up highlighting almost the entire thing. This author knows how to make you feel many different emotions and is very easy to relate to. Being a behavioral science major, I found this entry most entertaining and disturbing. I am the monster in the dark was so beautifully descriptive that I almost forgot which genre I was reading. Once again this has very relatable parts such as anxiety issues, being tired, restless nights, and of course FEAR! I am excited to have been able to get a peek at Georgia’s work and to have been reminded of Andrew’s talents as well. I definitely recommend this to all fans of modern horror and can’t wait to read more by both authors!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nev Murray

    "To summarise: a mixed bag of a collection. Some outstanding parts, some not so. But then, collections are a mixed bag for everyone. Stories I loved, you may hate and vice versa. That’s why it is still worth picking up." See here for the full review: A Taste of Fear "To summarise: a mixed bag of a collection. Some outstanding parts, some not so. But then, collections are a mixed bag for everyone. Stories I loved, you may hate and vice versa. That’s why it is still worth picking up." See here for the full review: A Taste of Fear

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jason Parent

    Author Andrew Lennon surprised me with this collection, a diverse bag of content and styles, from literary to extreme to contemporary to poetic - even one that I'd classify as Middle-grade or YA. I had previously only read works of his that were Tales from the Crypt-ish in style, and this collection certainly had some of those (not a bad thing). Of his stories, "Bad Day" really struck me for two reasons - I, unfortunately, could have been his protagonist (in a world before Audible, thankfully); Author Andrew Lennon surprised me with this collection, a diverse bag of content and styles, from literary to extreme to contemporary to poetic - even one that I'd classify as Middle-grade or YA. I had previously only read works of his that were Tales from the Crypt-ish in style, and this collection certainly had some of those (not a bad thing). Of his stories, "Bad Day" really struck me for two reasons - I, unfortunately, could have been his protagonist (in a world before Audible, thankfully); and second, it was fantastically written, constantly building to an absolutely perfect ending. Next, "Hunger" worked for me on a psychological level. It, too, made me uncomfortable in my own skin, albeit for other reasons than "Bad Day," and "Silent Scream" satisfied my need for a creature feature. Georgia Lennon's stories were equally good, my favorite being a Raven-like poem that straight emulates Poe with perfect cadence and grace. I satisfying read and listen on Audible. Recommended.

  8. 4 out of 5

    siobhan Quinlan

    A 5 Cups of tea read. A fantastic collection of short stories that will keep you up late reading and a chance to be introduced to the amazing and talented Georgia Lennon as she writes with Andrew Lennon in this collection. I really enjoyed each story and they did keep me up at night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVNZ... A 5 Cups of tea read. A fantastic collection of short stories that will keep you up late reading and a chance to be introduced to the amazing and talented Georgia Lennon as she writes with Andrew Lennon in this collection. I really enjoyed each story and they did keep me up at night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVNZ...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Helen Lancaster Lancaster

    Great selection of short stories I am starting to become a fan of horror short stories. I enjoyed these as much as others I've read. Never know what to expect. Thanks Andrew good stuff and also Georgia Lennon also.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    so, as usual, I snapped this book up the minute I saw the author, and as usual Andrew Lennon doesn't disappoint, I love this man's work, and if you have read any of my reviews or spent longer than five minutes in my company you know how highly I regard his style. but the best thing about the book is the introduction of Georgia Lennon. I was worried this was going to be an ' oh please let me write a story ' situation and I was going to be disappointed. BOY WAS I WRONG!! the first story alone dist so, as usual, I snapped this book up the minute I saw the author, and as usual Andrew Lennon doesn't disappoint, I love this man's work, and if you have read any of my reviews or spent longer than five minutes in my company you know how highly I regard his style. but the best thing about the book is the introduction of Georgia Lennon. I was worried this was going to be an ' oh please let me write a story ' situation and I was going to be disappointed. BOY WAS I WRONG!! the first story alone disturbed me so much a had to sit and quietly have a cup of tea as I gazed out a rainy window ( single handily the most British thing I've ever written ) remember where you are when you read this book, because Georgia Lennon will wear the horror crown one day, I'm highly ( HIGHLY ) desensitised, but her submissions scared me, clearly Andrew Lennon has passed his talents on, as Ms. Lennon now adds her name to the list of authors who can scare me, this list currently consists of two people, the list of Georgia and Andrew Lennon

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Awesome Very well written. I truly had a great time with this book. I am a big fan of Andrew lennon, his style draws me in. Also I loved the two stories and poem by Georgia Lennon was well written. Dolls with human hair was a disturbing story which I loved, while I am the monster in the dark drew me in . I highly recommend to all fans of modern horror!!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tamara

    Diverse collection of shorties that I completely enjoyed. This collection gave me a connected feeling to the author ... I like that.

  13. 5 out of 5

    John

    Most of the stories were good, one I didn't care much for, and one I didn't know what the hell was going on. In any case, it was well worth the price. ;)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sal

    A good collection of well written short horror stories. Some I would have liked to be longer but that’s what tends to happen when reading collections.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    A Taste of Fear is series of tales from all corners of the horror spectrum. Yep, there's alot of variety here and this was a very fun and fast paced little collection of short stories, some pre-published in other anthologies, some brand spanking new. Andrew Lennon is a talented up and coming writer, I've read quiet a few of his works so far and have been very impressed. Twisted Shorts would be another wonderful place to sample this authors works. A lot of those stories are still vivid in my mind A Taste of Fear is series of tales from all corners of the horror spectrum. Yep, there's alot of variety here and this was a very fun and fast paced little collection of short stories, some pre-published in other anthologies, some brand spanking new. Andrew Lennon is a talented up and coming writer, I've read quiet a few of his works so far and have been very impressed. Twisted Shorts would be another wonderful place to sample this authors works. A lot of those stories are still vivid in my mind and I read them many months ago! This go round, he introduces his lovely daughter Georgia, only 14...WOW, that young gal has got a great way with words. PLUS, a dark poem included. Never been one for poetry, they're just so deep and hurt me head a little but this was beautiful and disturbing. Not every story in this affected me or lingered in my psyche to be shaken off violently and clumsily, a few of them felt rushed or lacked depth which, I know, can be difficult to capture in a short story. The imagination and creativity is there and I think all of them were original and interesting but I just felt a few of them need fleshing out a bit more. I shall attempt to briefly sum up the lot of them. Bear with me, I'll try not to ramble, much. There are 12 though so, coffee helps. Bite ~ Aaron is a bit arrogant, never been very popular or liked at all really, in part due to his fanatical prepper ways but who's laughing now, well...just him, he's pretty much the only one left. Through his stockpiled zombie apocalyptic hoarding ways he is thoroughly prepared, mapping out the future and gearing up for a new passion project...or so he thinks. Karma and Darwin have a way of trippin and flippin them scales. Apartment 2b ~ A butcher who fancies a bit of taxiderming on the side. So many things could crop up when this disgruntled and fed up hubby catches the wifey doing a little of her own free time leisurely activity. Hmmm wonder how he could incorporate them skills of his in order to get his point etched securely across... Killing Christmas ~ Jeff is sick to death of Christmas and it's only the beginning of November, why the hell everybody gots be so joyfully jubilant and decking their halls so damn early in the season. Well, his day is about to get way more festive and yuletided up. I am kind of a Grinch too, I can't stand Christmas music and loathe the fact that it saturates us so early. I like presents though. Hunger ~ Driven insane from starvation and isolation, we get a glimpse inside this delusional man's mind. He can't even remember his name or how long it's been since being trapped and seemingly forgotten about. Even the rats won't come near him anymore. Somethings gotta give cause he's nothing left to offer, he's been depleted. Silent Scream ~ A camping trip for 4 casual friends, Mark just wants to get lucky with the beautiful yet debilitatingly ditsy Melody, Debbie's a bit cranky and horny herself, and Keith just wants to chill. A different kind of action is in store for theses friends, one that will leave them speechless. Meet Victor ~ Sarah tease shames her friend Chloe into venturing inside the abandoned and super icky aaand highly rumored haunted house. Chloe is not a wimp or fraidy cat!! Actually, she kind of is but ain't gonna let Sarah know that. Well, Chloe not only faced her fears but she made a new friend as well. Twins ~ I've always found carbon copy twins creepy as hell anyway, even when they don't dress alike or finish each others sentences. These girls do all that and amp that creep factor up to a whole new level. They enjoy their games a little too interactive and unconsented. Lake ~ forbidden love, old school prejudices, a sneak away get together that goes in a totally different and dark direction for our forlorn and wayward lovers. Bad Day ~ Walter is running late for work, a client meeting with his jerk of a boss. The commute to work is not supposed to be this combative. Now his growing increasingly belligerent boss won't stop calling every 2 minutes, he's got rage ragers on his tail, has to pee, plus it's pouring out.....hope the meeting all goes well, if he gets there. Dolls with Human Hair ~ Childbirth can change many a woman but hopefully not to the point where you turn into an empty shell of your former self. PPD taken to the dire straits and what's a poor concerned hubby to do...well, take care of his girls to the best of his rationale, of course. Tomorrow Night ~ The poem; so ominous, yet lovely and mesmerizing. I Am the Monster in the Dark ~ An ambiguous and unsettling tale with chilling symbolism about a young person still living at home and still descending further into the shadows of madness. Excited to see what else Mr. Lennon has lurking around his dark and dank corridors. Looking forward to another novella actually. Keith and A Life Wasted were fantastic. He's super at the shorts but I want a meatier cut from him, served bloody rare, of course. A few of the above would have been great in novella form actually, like Silent Scream and Bad Day, craved more density with those two for sure. And that Georgia, again ~ WOW (... 14 !?!?...when I was 14, I'm pretty sure I was still writing those check YES or NO notes in class and folding them into star patterns ...), I just hope she gets the confidence and encouragement she needs from her father and others to continue on. She definitely has an abundance of powerful natural raw skill. And come on now, how cute is this....a different form of the daddy daughter dance. I sure hope she doesn't get mad at that comment, teenagers huh!? LOL

  16. 5 out of 5

    Gareth

    Not a bad short read As with most short story collections, there was some that I looked and some that I didn't. The first two were probably my favorite with three bloke getting revenge on his cheating wife being excellent! The stories by Georgia Lennon were very well written and shows that she has a very good style, however for my liking I prefer a bit less description of everything and more "things", happening. That aside though they are both very good authors and I enjoyed this short book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Johnson

    The book captured my interest from the first page. I found it hard to put down.I’d recommend this to the suspense and horror genre lovers.Truly gripping!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Rickard

    A fantastic collection of horror stories and also something from the author's young daughter. All these stories are excellent and of a high calibrate.

  19. 5 out of 5

    LeeAnn Motz

  20. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nodar Khvichia

  23. 5 out of 5

    Adam

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kim

  25. 4 out of 5

    Laronza Wiley-moore

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carol

  27. 5 out of 5

    Isabella Fulton

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joe Young

  29. 5 out of 5

    Matt

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ayana

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.